Monthly Archives: July 2012

Movie Poster Return of the Fly

Attack of the Suburban Housefly

Listen…..Do you hear it? Bzzzzzzz……It’s coming back……a buzzing creeping crawling nightmare of terror…..the return of the fly” That may have been the opening trailer in the 1959 Vincent Price movie Return of the Fly but it was a real life

Movie Poster Return of the Fly

Attack of the Suburban Housefly

Listen…..Do you hear it? Bzzzzzzz……It’s coming back……a buzzing creeping crawling nightmare of terror…..the return of the fly” That may have been the opening trailer in the 1959 Vincent Price movie Return of the Fly but it was a real life

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How to Keep Your Cool in The Cold War

Hot Summer…Cold War Pt V The first cracks in my mid-century American dream appeared some 50 years ago this summer.  Raising the heat of the Cold War a tense President Kennedy appeared on National television 51 years ago this week

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How to Keep Your Cool in The Cold War

Hot Summer…Cold War Pt V The first cracks in my mid-century American dream appeared some 50 years ago this summer.  Raising the heat of the Cold War a tense President Kennedy appeared on National television 51 years ago this week

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How to Fly to London Like a Queen

Imagine flying in the lap of luxury, feted with champagne, liquors and perfumes, served a sumptuous gourmet meal afterwards retiring to sleep in a luxurious sleeper berth, only to awaken to breakfast in bed before you land in jolly old

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How to Fly to London Like a Queen

Imagine flying in the lap of luxury, feted with champagne, liquors and perfumes, served a sumptuous gourmet meal afterwards retiring to sleep in a luxurious sleeper berth, only to awaken to breakfast in bed before you land in jolly old

Vintage ad 1960s man barbecueing meat

Licensed to Grill

Hot Summer… Cold War Pt. IV  With the pungent whiff of sizzling meat in the sixties summer air these cowboy cold warriors got into a heated discussion about the threat of Thermonuclear War and President Kennedy’s cry of a Missile

Vintage ad 1960s man barbecueing meat

Licensed to Grill

Hot Summer… Cold War Pt. IV  With the pungent whiff of sizzling meat in the sixties summer air these cowboy cold warriors got into a heated discussion about the threat of Thermonuclear War and President Kennedy’s cry of a Missile

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How to Look Butch in Your Crew Cut

  Long before Crew Cuts was the name of J. Crews adorable line of clothing for boys and girls, it was mid- century summers must have hair cut for boys of all ages. Also known affectionately as a butch cut,

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How to Look Butch in Your Crew Cut

  Long before Crew Cuts was the name of J. Crews adorable line of clothing for boys and girls, it was mid- century summers must have hair cut for boys of all ages. Also known affectionately as a butch cut,

1950s men at suburban barbecue

Wag The Dog

Hot Summer…. Cold War Pt III As the world poised for a showdown between those 2 cold warriors the USA and the Soviet Union, the risk of military conflict between the 2 heated up the summer of 1961 over the

1950s men at suburban barbecue

Wag The Dog

Hot Summer…. Cold War Pt III As the world poised for a showdown between those 2 cold warriors the USA and the Soviet Union, the risk of military conflict between the 2 heated up the summer of 1961 over the

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A Sea of Summertime Synthetics

Despite the growing tension concerning Berlin, and the possible threat of thermonuclear war, folks demeanor at my big family barbecue that summer of 1961 were as trouble-free as their Dacron separates. It was always fun to see my usually serious

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A Sea of Summertime Synthetics

Despite the growing tension concerning Berlin, and the possible threat of thermonuclear war, folks demeanor at my big family barbecue that summer of 1961 were as trouble-free as their Dacron separates. It was always fun to see my usually serious

(L)Vintage Ad Beer belongs 1950s (R) Vintage illustration Atom Bomb blast

Hot Summer Cold War

The steamy summer of 1961 may have been sweltering, but the Cold War had moved into a deep freeze by July putting a glacial chill in the balmy summer air . Hovering right beneath the surface of that sunny glow

(L)Vintage Ad Beer belongs 1950s (R) Vintage illustration Atom Bomb blast

Hot Summer Cold War

The steamy summer of 1961 may have been sweltering, but the Cold War had moved into a deep freeze by July putting a glacial chill in the balmy summer air . Hovering right beneath the surface of that sunny glow

vintage illustration backyard suburban family at barbecue

Patio-Daddy-O

The Manly Art of Outdoor Cookery According to chef Bobby Flay and author Daniel Duane, the kitchen is fast  becoming the new man cave. However back in the prehistoric days of mid-century America, the kitchen was firmly Moms territory, the

vintage illustration backyard suburban family at barbecue

Patio-Daddy-O

The Manly Art of Outdoor Cookery According to chef Bobby Flay and author Daniel Duane, the kitchen is fast  becoming the new man cave. However back in the prehistoric days of mid-century America, the kitchen was firmly Moms territory, the

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A Boy, a Loaf of Bread, and Baseball

What mid-century boy wouldn’t love having his own photo hanging in an all stars locker? “Kids! Get your photo with your favorite big league star,” grinning legendary Yankee catcher Yogi Berra beckons in this 1963 advertisement. Sponsored by Acme markets

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A Boy, a Loaf of Bread, and Baseball

What mid-century boy wouldn’t love having his own photo hanging in an all stars locker? “Kids! Get your photo with your favorite big league star,” grinning legendary Yankee catcher Yogi Berra beckons in this 1963 advertisement. Sponsored by Acme markets